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  • CalculatingInfinity Good question actually because they've got so much brilliant stuff. If I was atsolutely forced to pick one.... ahhh.....umm......Crucify My Love off Dahlia. Wow just thinking about it makes me wanna make a best X Japan songs list xD. Also lovin' that Epidemic of Violence rating ;)
    June 11 01:42 PM
  • CalculatingInfinity I still remember jamming Dahila outside IT block, waiting for lessons to start, ignoring everything around me listening to every note and detail. I miss it.
    May 30 05:23 AM
  • CalculatingInfinity Hope you enjoyed it in France :]. As for when I got into X-Japan, it was when I was 13 (I'm 18 now). Back when music games where massive, I used to play them alot and their song I.V. was put onto Rock Band 2 due to the fact it was on the Saw IV soundtrack (best part about that bad movie). I enjoyed the song enough to explore their stuff, found Art of Life and they became my favorite band from then on.
    May 30 05:21 AM
  • CalculatingInfinity Brilliant actually. Half way through exams, half term has started and I've found the first girl I'm legimately intrested in. I still brouse through comments but I haven't really had anything to comment on. How about you? Sput's offical authority of Priest ;D
    May 27 06:47 AM
  • dannyboy89 It's curious that some of my fave bands have reputations for inconsistent discogs (Priest, Queensryche, Pearl Jam, Deep Purple) but I really don't mind. I still love them for what they are. I'd rather have 2-3 albums I ****ing love than 6-8 solid albums that don't pump me up as much.
    May 27 12:56 AM
  • dannyboy89 I'm glad you understand me man :D.
    May 26 05:27 PM
  • dannyboy89 I should check Live After Death tho.
    May 26 09:23 AM
  • dannyboy89 Honestly, there's something about the classic Dickinson Era that doesn't drawn me in. I could prob jam 'em now and then, but I find the two DiAnno Era albums more interesting to jam. And there's a couple of metal albums I'd put above Maiden's first 7.
    May 26 09:22 AM
  • dannyboy89 Yeah man, I mostly agree with that. Maiden had an impressive 7 album run, but tbh I feel they took less musical risks than Priest did in the 70's. They kinda did the same thing over and over, with slight differences in atmosphere on each of the Dickinson Era albums. Also, while I respect Smith and Murray, Glenn and KK just pump my blood more. Clive Burr is one of my fave drummers tho.
    May 26 09:16 AM
  • dannyboy89 Do you think Priest gets too much flak for their reputation for inconsistency?
    May 25 06:58 PM
  • NeroCorleone80 Mostly Ramones and Black Flag. Yeah The Stooges rule, but they were more proto-punk
    May 24 02:14 PM
  • NeroCorleone80 Not bad, just been jamming a lot of punk lately. Hows things with you?
    May 24 09:04 AM
  • dannyboy89 I just think creativity was Priest's main forte, as I said earlier. That ability to take those influences and push things further was imo what they did best.
    May 22 05:46 AM
  • dannyboy89 They prob didn't have Zep's sense of eclecticism either, but they sure knew how to make up for that. Again, opinion from fan to fan.
    May 22 05:43 AM
  • dannyboy89 I find it interesting to note how Priest fused the influences of Zep, Sabbath and Purple, along with other bands, into a single, steamrolling sound. Creativity was definitely one of their strong suits, even if perhaps they didn't quite possess Sabbath's originality or DP's sense of sophistication (ofc these are opinions). They sure knew how to take those influences and up the ante hard, the reason why SWoD and SC are such timeless metal classics. I'd also include SAS in that running as well.
    May 22 05:42 AM
  • dannyboy89 It all started several years back, actually. You've Got Another Thing Comin' was prob the first song I heard by them. I pretty much started out with post-SC Priest.
    May 22 04:39 AM
  • dannyboy89 I've been into the Priests for a long time, but yeah, our discussions about them have definitely contributed to my appreciation of their music.
    May 22 04:37 AM
  • dannyboy89 I guess I sometimes forget that this is a music website full of different opinions, and in some ways, looking at different perspectives is somewhat interesting in itself. In some ways, it's a learning experience all on it's own.
    May 22 03:10 AM
  • dannyboy89 Rock is easily my fave genre, but tbh, I like pop almost as much, maybe equally on some days.
    May 18 05:09 PM
  • dannyboy89 Yeah man, I love variety. I also like to challenge myself and be open to different forms of music, you never know what you might like next. I don't like everything, but I like to be open-minded. I also agree on Tyrant, VoC and DD being best on SWoD, although preference is always subjective.
    May 18 04:35 PM
  • dannyboy89 And yeah, take your time with Vs. It's raw, but it rules. What thrash have you been jamming?
    May 18 04:08 PM
  • dannyboy89 I think it's great for everyone to have different faves, it'd be boring if everyone had the same fave. Tyrant just feels like a quintessential metal anthem, plus it has one of my fave riffs ever.
    May 18 03:41 PM
  • dannyboy89 Also, I'm glad you liked Ten. Check Vs. as well, it sounds a bit rawer but it's almost as good imo.
    May 18 02:49 PM
  • dannyboy89 Is Run of the Mill your fave Priest song? Mine's Tyrant.
    May 18 02:47 PM
  • dannyboy89 Nice to see you liking PJ, they're not too popular on the site. Tbh, I didn't expect you to like 'em, so 'twas a pleasant surprise.
    April 27 09:06 PM
  • dannyboy89 Sweet, thanks man.
    April 25 03:24 PM
  • dannyboy89 I love all 3, but yeah, PJ and SG are my faves, followed by AiC. I don't despise Nirvana (Nevermind's a dece album imo) but they're my least fave of those 4.
    April 25 02:43 PM
  • dannyboy89 They're my 3rd fave of the Big 4.
    April 25 02:07 PM
  • dannyboy89 Sweet bro, glad you like 'em. BGWtB is dece too. I haven't heard TDPDH yet though.
    April 25 02:06 PM
  • rockandmetaljunkie Hello my friend how are you ? Atm I am at a hotel in Sri Lanka and tomorrow morning I will board to the vessel. I wish you luck and we will talk again in 6 months time.
    March 26 01:34 PM
  • Mad. Yeah Yawning Man are definitely underrated considering how legendary they are. I've never listened to their older stuff, doesn't it have vocals or something?I could rec you loads of stoner rock but here's an awesome one I'm currently digging: http://blackrainbows.bandcamp.com/album/black-rainbows-holy-moon-ep
    March 23 10:23 AM
  • dannyboy89 Awesome dude, kinda expected you to dig AiC. Don't check the s/t until you've heard Facelift and the SAP and JoF EP's. It's a lot tougher to get into, I'm having issues with it myself.
    March 23 09:35 AM
  • dannyboy89 Awesome, I'll see if I can jam BftRS this week, and then move on to WtSV.
    March 23 09:25 AM
  • dannyboy89 I've been meaning to for a long time. Apparently it was pretty awesome.
    March 23 09:19 AM
  • dannyboy89 Nah man, I've been jamming other stuff.
    March 23 09:01 AM
  • Mad. Yawning man are so chill, perfect summer/beach-listening music. It's funny that you ask about Kyuss, because I just won Sky Valley on eBay, so I'm about to change my lack of Kyuss!
    March 23 07:28 AM
  • dannyboy89 As for Nirvana, I'm not really a fan, they're easily my least fave out of the Big 4. Nevermind has its charm though, so you might check that if you're interested. Check TAD - Inhaler btw, its one of the more underrated gems in the style, it also riffs hard so you might want to check it after or during your AiC jamming.
    March 16 05:02 PM
  • dannyboy89 Pearl Jam is my fave, been a huge fan of them for years. In regards to them, Ten and Vs. are the ones to check out first (if you don't like them, don't bother with the rest as it's tougher to get into). With regards to AiC, check Dirt first, then Facelift, and then the Jar of Flies and SAP EP's. Seeing as you love metal, I think they'll appeal to you more easily than PJ.
    March 16 04:59 PM
  • dannyboy89 Also, I must confess that I prob find UMOK to be SG's most interesting listen, even if it's not my fave by them. I've prob heard it more times than any other SG album.
    March 16 02:51 PM
  • dannyboy89 Nowadays, at least twice.
    March 16 02:28 PM
  • dannyboy89 Yep, best song on there. I'll see if I can review it soon.
    March 15 02:08 PM
  • dannyboy89 Dunno if you'll like DotU that much based on what you told me. It's got some great tracks but about 25% of it is pretty weak imo. Check it out if you wish ofc, but you've been warned.
    March 15 02:06 PM
  • dannyboy89 Hey dude. Agreed on LtL being better than UMOK, that debut was cool, but it also had filler. For me, the next 3 were the band's peak. I also heard Screaming Life yesterday, which is great.
    March 15 11:52 AM
  • Mad. All of their albums are on bandcamp, so pretty easy to find and their first LP and EP are available for free download, so what's stopping you!
    February 12 06:02 PM
  • Mad. I would definitely recommend you check out Biblical Proof of UFOs' other stuff if you haven't already, they're a very interesting band. Their earlier stuff is fairly streamlined instrumental stone rock, while they're later stuff is completely different, soft blues-tinged psychedelic rock. I really enjoyed Time to Join The Human Race, considering reviewing it.Argus for me is one of the best classic rock albums of all time, every song has ridiculously good musicianship
    February 12 05:39 PM
  • Mad. Yeah, they've got an awesome name! I listened to some of their first album which was good, but I can't remember if it struck me as anything special. Their split EP song is awesome though.I also checked the band they did the split with, Biblical Proof of UFOs, and added them to the database. They're an excellent band, especially their latest LP, highly recommended!I may listen to Black Pussy again some time.Awesome taste btw, but you've got to rate Wishbone Ash - Argus higher!
    February 12 05:18 PM
  • rockandmetaljunkie Yeah, I noticed man and I will read it but not right now.
    February 12 04:02 PM
  • dannyboy89 Thanks for the rec man, hopefully I'll dig 'em soon.
    February 11 06:32 PM
  • JamieTwort Thanks dude.
    February 11 02:14 PM
  • dannyboy89 Yeah, been jamming each album twice in a row before re-rating it. Those ratings might change later on, of course.
    February 11 12:25 PM
  • rockandmetaljunkie Happy new year man, I wish you all the best for the new year
    December 31 02:23 PM
  • discovolante You're very welcome! ^_^
    December 18 05:08 PM
  • discovolante Hmm... metal? Dir en Grey, D'erlanger (1984 through 1988), Seikima-II, Sex Machineguns, Lance of Thrill (one of my favorites at the moment), Kinniku Shojo Tai, Tokusatsu, EZO, NoGod... there's some!! ^_^
    December 17 09:25 PM
  • dannyboy89 I see you're not a fan of British Steel.
    December 17 03:44 PM
  • dannyboy89 Don't get me wrong: I think both RID and PoE have good songs in 'em, but they just don't work too well in full imo.
    December 10 12:49 AM
  • dannyboy89 I see you're one of the biggest JP fans on the site, amazing band.I've come to prefer their earlier stuff to their commercial stuff, though I think everything up to PK is worth a listen, with the slight exception of RID and PoE, which are rather mediocre imo.But, no 2 opinions are alike I guess.
    December 10 12:46 AM
  • undertakerpt fair one, quirky and dissonant is my s***
    November 30 07:47 PM
  • undertakerpt why don't you like negative girl by steely dan?
    November 26 10:31 AM
  • rockandmetaljunkie The previous month was a difficult one due to the obligations I had. Now I'm just waiting to go to the maritime school academy. The courses begin in two weeks. They will last until March and then I will embark on my first trip (second if you add the previous one).
    October 3 06:05 AM
  • rockandmetaljunkie Hello dude, I'm fine what about you.
    October 3 06:00 AM
  • JamieTwort Hope you find lots of stuff you like, man.
    August 7 01:57 PM
  • Permabanned http://www.sputnikmusic.com/list.php?listid=127981
    July 21 07:40 PM
  • rockandmetaljunkie nice pic
    July 18 02:58 PM
  • rockandmetaljunkie Thanks for asking btw. I'm fine, I hope everything is going well in your life too.
    July 18 02:57 PM
  • rockandmetaljunkie Only a 4 on RIP ? Man that's too low. Not a big fan of Megadeth ?
    July 18 02:57 PM
  • rockandmetaljunkie Btw, I'm in the process of writing a new review. I will upload it tomorrow if it's finished.
    July 18 02:52 PM
  • rockandmetaljunkie lol, what do you mean man ? Whenever I have some time I make sure I'll keep an eye on Sputnik. I don't make comments so often because I've got little time and because I don't have anything interesting to say really.
    July 18 02:51 PM
  • pissbore lol they all contain the same 8 letters dude
    June 27 11:22 PM
  • pesbiros no and i dont really intend to anytime soon
    June 22 03:43 PM
  • sonictheplumber deviant did it
    June 20 01:18 AM
  • FictionalFlames early next year.
    June 8 06:25 AM
  • FictionalFlames They're coming out with another re-recorded album in the fall too if I'm not mistaken.
    May 28 06:30 PM
  • FictionalFlames Re-recorded material from their previous singer, but the songs have longer solos and intros compared to the originals.
    May 27 05:03 PM
  • rockandmetaljunkie Also, good luck with your final results.
    May 24 11:01 AM
  • rockandmetaljunkie Ok that will be great. I'm suggesting you to ask Voivod for any corrections or even send him your whole text and he will provide you with some recommendations. But first you've got to ask if he can because he's been very busy lately.
    May 24 10:57 AM
  • rockandmetaljunkie Hello ROTM, what's up ?Listen, are you planning any future reviews ? I'm asking because I can see you've got some skills.
    May 23 12:02 AM
  • pissbore iced earth s/t rules
    April 30 09:29 PM
  • pissbore Funkadelic s/t and mothership connection by parliament
    April 30 08:22 PM
  • CrackeTheSkull http://static.fjcdn.com/pictures/Fixed_fb2976_2438488.jpg
    April 21 11:32 PM
  • pissbore will do
    April 7 11:44 AM
  • pissbore ya only blues for the red sun and sky valley but both rule hard
    April 7 11:39 AM
  • pissbore check out blaspheme - desir de vampyr
    April 6 11:49 AM
  • pissbore oh thats george clinton the boss
    March 29 06:32 PM
  • pissbore lol its nocturno culto and fenriz from darkthrone standing infront of a whiteboard that says "**** the police"
    March 29 01:55 PM
  • KILL just a one show announced so far and i already ordered my tickets m/
    March 26 07:36 AM
  • pissbore lol idk i just prefer to bump albums that i love instead
    March 22 08:01 PM
  • sonictheplumber thanks man
    March 16 07:06 PM
  • TheNotrap Happy new year man. Keep rockin'.
    December 31 06:12 PM
  • YankeeDudel nice!! you're the man
    December 12 03:32 PM
  • TheNotrap Hey man. Will check it for sure. I will let you know my thoughts. Thanks for sharing :)
    November 5 08:34 AM
  • FictionalFlames I totally agree
    October 15 07:07 AM
  • FictionalFlames new Galneryus album http://www.mediafire.com/?c5wqju4rbtwt03y
    October 13 10:35 AM
  • SgtPepper Glad yo hear you liked it, mate. Yeah Blue Train has a really great Bop sound, it can get heavy or soft so flawlessly. It's a wonderful Jazz classic.
    October 6 11:14 PM
  • FictionalFlames I know you like Galneryus now - Their new album that's due in mid-October is uploaded to the sputnik database. If you're interested look up the song "Hunting For Your Dreams".
    September 14 07:16 AM
  • FictionalFlames I know this is pretty pathetic coming here and asking you of this. Because I saw that you were digging Galneryus's Advance to the Fall, I re-listened to it and reviewed it. The review itself, imo at least isn't "as a difficult of a read" as my review for Resurrection. If you wanna go check it out or something.....
    September 7 10:10 PM
  • Venpts16 The Galneryus song you linked me is pretty solid. I think I need to listen to more of their songs; thanks for the recommendation!
    September 3 07:50 PM
  • Venpts16 I think I heard of them, but I didn't hear any of their songs. What would you suggest I start with, by the way?
    September 2 07:56 PM
  • Venpts16 I stopped writing as of recently because of an increasing dissatisfaction of some reviews I was writing; I felt like they were getting kind of same-y and weren't really well-written. Along with that, I started getting burned out with the reviews. I tried doing too much in such a little period of time that writing reviews became more difficult. That said, I plan to revise a few of these older reviews, or write a new one, over the next week or so.
    August 21 06:41 PM
  • Venpts16 I think I listened to a few of their songs a while back, and wasn't too interested. If I'm correct, they are part of the more melodic brand of power metal, similar to Stratovarius or Sonata Arctica; so you might enjoy them if you enjoy that style of power metal. However, if you are new to that genre, I think Visions or Ecliptica are both very good albums and introductions into melodic power metal.
    August 19 01:26 AM
  • rockandmetaljunkie So goodbye, have a good luck with everything you'll do in your life and take care of yourself.
    July 22 08:16 PM
  • rockandmetaljunkie Dude, I won't write reviews again for a very long time due to the fact that in 8 hours I will fly to the Persian Gulf and from there, I will embark on a ship to work in the engines. For the next 6-9 months I won't be able to use the internet. So go on and write these reviews !!!
    July 22 08:15 PM
  • FictionalFlames Well you got dibs dude. I won't be able to put it out until next week.
    July 13 11:07 AM
  • FictionalFlames I'll review unisonic if you want me to (I saw your previous comment on Venpt's shout box). I have a very small little rough draft, but I haven't touched it in over three weeks. When I get back from vacation I might do it.
    July 12 03:13 PM
  • Venpts16 Both points are true. An album with Michael Kiske and Kai Hansen seemed like a fantastic idea, but the writing felt somewhat uninspired. Maybe your review will bring it some attention?
    July 12 11:40 AM
  • Venpts16 I do not plan on reviewing Unisonic (I was not a fan of the album to be honest), though I'm not sure if Fictional is or not. I take it that you plan on reviewing it? If so, I'm interested to read your take on it!
    July 11 06:18 PM
  • Venpts16 At The Edge of Time gets a lot of love, but I never really got into it. A little too much filler imo, though Wheel of Time, Ride Into Obsession, and Sacred Worlds are some of the very best songs of Blind Guardian.
    June 26 11:59 PM
  • Venpts16 The EP was really disappointing, tbh. The acoustic versions of Send Me a Sign and Rebellion in Dreamland weren't bad, but they were highly unnecessary compared to the originals (imo). As for Heading For Tomorrow, I may need to listen to that...
    June 25 08:29 PM
  • Venpts16 Blind Guardian can be tough to get into, to be honest. At first, I only liked a few songs from each of their albums (first two from Imaginations, Ashes to Ashes and the title song from Somewhere Far Beyond, etc.); but I'm sure that, after a while, you'll love their material. Just don't force it, maybe just come back to some of their albums every now-and-then.
    June 10 11:42 AM
  • Venpts16 Somewhere Far Beyond is probably the best starting point. It has a much cleaner production while still being very fast-paced like the earlier albums, along with just about everything being classic. As for the first three, they are all very good Speed Metal albums with classic songs, though they have moments of inconsistency. Imaginations From the Other Side is my second favorite album from Blind Guardian, though it takes a while to really digest (the first two songs really hit hard though).
    May 17 11:01 PM
  • Venpts16 I love extremely long songs, to be honest. Though I don't listen them a lot, I love "Dante's Inferno," "And Then There Was Silence," "Visions (Southern Cross)," "The King for 1000 Years," "When the Wild Wind Blows," and others. All of these songs are my absolute favorites from those bands (or in my top 5 from them).
    May 13 02:20 PM
  • Venpts16 "Heading for Tomorrow" is an incredible song, but it is a little too long for me to consistently listen to. I love the halfway point of the song where the song title is repeated with the faster pace, as part that might be the highlight of the album for me. I'll say that it is easily one of the best songs on the album, along with "The Silence," "Lust For Life," and "Heaven Can Wait."
    May 13 12:24 PM
  • TheNotrap I'm glad. That album is an absolute masterpiece. If you wish try also some other gems like Wish You Were Here or Marillion's Misplaced Childhood - the best prog rock of the 80's in my humble opinion.
    April 20 02:28 PM
  • tarkus yeah no problem i dont know much more like off my head that but i could certainly find more if you need at some point
    April 9 03:22 PM
  • TheNotrap Not yet. Maiden has enough lives in my opinion but I will check it out one of these days. UP THE IRONS!!
    April 9 07:14 AM
  • TheNotrap Glad you loved those gems. They're special songs indeed.
    April 8 01:24 PM
  • TheNotrap 3-After getting into these songs, I advice to listen the full albums. Start with The Dark Side of the Moon and Wish You Were Here. If you start enjoying their work, try Animals and The Wall. Floyd is in my opinion the best band ever...your life is about to change, trust me ;-)
    March 28 07:03 AM
  • TheNotrap Well Floyd's debut is british 60's psychedelia, not easy to get in I guess. Their last is definitely more accessible, however I advice to start song by song and then album by album.1-Try to listen Floyd in the night time at full volume (perfect environment).2-Start with songs like: Comfortably numb (Pulse version), Hey You (Pulse version), Sorrow (A Momentary Lapse of Reason), On the Turning Away and Yet Another Movie (A Momentary Lapse of Reason), Welcome to the Machine (Wish You Were Here).
    March 28 06:58 AM
  • TheNotrap Already checked it, very enjoyable songs indeed. Kiske's performance remains top level. The forthcoming album sounds promising.
    February 29 09:30 AM
  • TheNotrap I'm afraid not, my bad. Great to see Hansen and Kiske together again. I will check it out asap!
    February 29 05:58 AM
  • TheNotrap Didn't know that Ram it Down tour bootleg. Sounds just like a killer live.
    January 22 07:54 AM
  • TheNotrap m/ look at the setlist...m/ Priest rules damn hard.
    January 21 08:15 PM

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